It was 190 years ago today when Joseph Smith obtained the Harmony plates from Moroni's stone box in the Hill Cumorah in New York.
He had waited four years for this moment.
In 1823, Joseph had seen the plates, but he was not yet prepared to take them and begin the translation.
The night before, on September 21st, 1823, Moroni visited Joseph. Oliver Cowdery gave us the most detailed account of the visit. Joseph was praying after the rest of his family had fallen asleep.
Oliver wrote this in Letter IV: